St. Francis Xavier Sancians

South Weymouth, MA United States
Founded: 1959

Inactive Junior
The Saint Francis Xavier Sancians, formed in 1959, was a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Weymouth, Massachusetts. It was sponsored by St. Francis Xavier Church Catholic Youth Organization (CYO).

The corps’ colors were red and white.

Awards included the Class C Circuit and Festival Championship in 1961, and DCI Division A-60 Championship in 1985 and '86. The corps held an annual contest the third Sunday of May every year. The corps' highest rankings may have been a tenth-place finish in the 1972 CYO Nationals and a fourth-place finish in the 1973 VFW Championships.

The Sancians continued to complete until at least 1987.

[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966; rec.arts.marching.drumcorps]

Some achievements of the St. Francis Xavier Sancians:

CYO Music Festival Champions 1961, 1965, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975

CYO National Invitational Finalists 1969, 1971, 1972,1973, 1975

Kentucky Bluegrass National Finalists 1975, 1975

VFW National Finalists 1972, 1973 and 1974

World Open Finalists 1975
DCI Associate Members 1975

[from Ron Pompeo Feb 2023]

Members (15)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Boyd, Bob hornline & drum major 1983 to 1987
Corcoran, Tom Contra-Bass Baritone 1963 to 1965
DiTullio, David Soprano/Mellophone 1976 to 1977
Dorgan, Steve Brass Director & Arranger 1982 to 1987
Fiander, Steve Percussion 1962 to 1975
Fox, Aaron Brass 1985 to 1986
Gaffney, Robert Baritone 1974 to 1977
harrington, mick drums 1975 to 1977
Henderson, Paula Color Guard 1970 to 1973
Loomer, Bill Snare line 1986
McAllister, Bruce Soprano 1970 to 1975
Pompeo, Ronny Soprano 1962 to 1975
Read, Dana Brass 1962 to 1975
Richards, Kevin Drum Line 1982 to 1986
Weidman, John Soprano (Mariners) 1972 to 1973

CORPS 3 items

St. Francis Xavier Sancians

St.FrancisSancians,Weymouth,MA,Patch1-1965-CYOChamps(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
St. Francis Xavier Sancians

St.FrancisSancians,Weymouth,MA,Pin1-B&WStripes(GBA)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
St. Francis Xavier Sancians

St.FrancisSancians,Weymouth,MA,Pin2-DiagonalStripe(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection


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